Can we possibly be passed the equinox yet again?  And we’ll have to see flurries fly and flows freeze before summer returns to bless us?  Autumn 2 was almost a year ago?  The two fotos that follow come thanks to Dock Shuter, up near Catskill.  Look carefully at the sail arrangement on . .  what I believe is Ommeswaay below, and

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Tijd zal t Leeren (aka Time Will Tell) .  Thanks to Uglyships Bart, each of these water-scooping sails is appropriately called a waterzeil.

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Yesterday this sloop explored the east end of KVK, racing Hamburg Goal.  Anyone know this sloop?  Tug on Hamburg Goal‘s bow is James Turecamo.

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Here it is again, upriver of Comet.

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Catherine Turecamo passes in the foreground, and I can’t positively identify the schooner on the far side of the barges with blue houses and out close to the Battery.

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Kimberley Turecamo near, Margaret Moran farther, and it looks like schooner  Pioneer off the Battery.

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Judging by mast height relative to top of sail, schooner near the Battery here is Clipper City.

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Finally, I anticipate that in less than a week, another 15-masted motor vessel will traverse the sixth boro;  in this case, it’ll be Flinterborg, currently approaching the mouth of Delaware Bay from northern Europe bound for Philadelphia.  I believe from Phillie, Flinterborg will make for Albany to load barges and “intall” her 15 or so masts.  So, fellow-shipspotters in the area . . . please inform me of a spotting.  Next weekend, I will wait at some opportune location once I have ETAs.  [Update:  as of 0830 this morning, Flinterborg passes through Wilmington bound for Philadelphia.]

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